Year: 2018

Health

Time to Reinvent Access to Health Care Data

February 9, 2018, Wall Street Journal carried an opinion piece Time to Reinvent the Web (and Save Wall Street) written by L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Journal and a well-known advocate of digital technology. Mr. Crovitz discusses the importance of continuing digital innovation, despite a recessionary economy. To support his point he […]

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Health

Strategic Planning – Nuances for Health Care Leaders

An academic medical center client recently asked me to advise on developing a Departmental and programmatic strategic plan. My first reaction was OK, nothing new, let’s go. But I soon found myself pausing to have a discussion about what that should look like this year in light of the economy and it turns out that […]

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Hair Dryers

Professional Salon Hair Dryers

For all your hair styling needs, it’s always good to pay a visit to your professional hair dresser to get the look that you want any day, no matter what the occasion is.  But if you’re out of town or just don’t have the means to go to a professional hair salon, you won’t be […]

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Health

Risk VS Uncertainty: Why Health Care Leaders Must Understand the Difference

Splitting hairs? Not really. Read Hanging Tough in the April 20 print issue of The New Yorker (while not really business press it is the press commenting on business). This piece by James Surowiecki examines the nuances of leadership decision making in both risky and uncertain times. While covering some of the same territory as […]

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Health

Health Care Leadership Teams Need to Provide 20-20 Oversight

It’s one thing to have a sharp vision about where you want to go. It’s another thing to maintain visual acuity when conducting oversight over where others want you to go. How Group Decisions End Up Wrong-Footed, Jason Zweig’s column in the Wall Street Journal of April 25 examines myopia exhibited by some corporate fiduciaries […]

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Health

Health Care Leaders And Ethno-Innovation

A few months ago, this blog commented on a short piece about the use of ethnography as a strategic tool (Try Ethnography for Health Care Strategy). The source article had been a short, theoretical, and perhaps even whimsical exploration of the use of anthropologists in developing business strategy. Well, along comes Business Week on June […]

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Health

How Much Privacy do Health Care Providers and Health Care Leaders Deserve

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Harvey Silvergate takes on the SEC on the thorny issue of privacy regarding the health of Apple Corporation’s Steve Jobs. The SEC Should Leave Steve Jobs Alone explores whether the right of investors to know and evaluate “material” information about company management trumps SJ’s right to protect and manage his […]

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Health

Management Wisdom Debunked: What Are Health Care Leaders to Believe

The April 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review arrived this weekend and I devoured it on the plane yesterday. There were so many provocative pieces for healthcare leaders that I decided to bundle several of the short ones into this commentary. They all happen to take contrarian views to “common management wisdom” – on such […]

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Beauty

New Hairs Resolutions

With just a few hours left in 2009, you may be coming up with New Year’s resolutions for 2010. Here are few resolutions you should consider for your new year: I will discover my own personal style. Not every hair trend is meant for you. Instead of chasing fads or clinging to the same style […]

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Health

What Health Care Leaders Can Learn From Monks

I thought I was pretty good at connecting the dots to make relevant connections between seemingly unrelated stories and experiences. That’s the thesis of this blog – connecting the general business press to relevant learnings for health care leaders. Well, August Turak has trumped me with his Forbes.com series entitled Business Secrets Of The Trappists […]

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Health

Lightning Health Care Leadership

Alaina Love may be stating obvious in her June 2 Business Week commentary Leading at the Speed of Thought when she says: “Never before have leaders experienced the scale and complexity of change that they face now” but she thankfully gives us something worth pausing over as she considers some of the leadership adjustments that […]

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Health

Retirement as a Source for Health Care Leadership

There’s a lot of gnashing of teeth out there about the erosion of 401k nest eggs into more modest “201k” sized savings. On this backdrop, in a piece published in the online edition on June 8, Business Week’s Stacy Perman provides some provocative data and vignettes on the rise of entrepreneurship in the “over 50’s […]

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Hair Dryers

Travel Size Hair Dryer

…You can even get the best flat iron to go with your hair dryer to help you make easy touch-ups while you’re on the road.  Look your best anytime and anywhere, at a business meeting with clients, while seeing the sights that a place has to offer, or just for lounging about in your hotel…

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Health

In Pursuit of T-Shaped Health Care Leaders

When Internal Collaboration Is Bad for Your Company by Morten T. Hansen, appeared in the April 2018 Harvard Business Review and Getting Togetherness was published online on Economist.com on April 7. Both examine collaboration within organizations and both articles are drawn from Hansen’s forthcoming book: “Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap […]

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Hair Care

Looking for Natural Hair Care Shea Butter Products to Combat Dryness

How I used the Ashea products:

  1.    Washed and conditioned my hair with the best shampoo for oily hair as Monica recommends
  2.    Sprayed the Ashea Leave in conditioner in my hair
  3.    Blow dried my hair with my ionic blow dryer
  4.    Added Shea Butter Pomade to my hair
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Health

Hippocrates, MBAs, and Physician Leaders

Something rather remarkable apparently took place at the Harvard Business School just before graduation last week. According to Forswearing Greed: A Hippocratic Oath for Managers, which appeared in The Economist print edition of June 4, half the graduating class took an oath to advance the integrity, moderate personal ambition, and seek to make choices that […]

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Health

Ten Deadly (Health Care) Leadership Sins

The monthly Harvard Business Review opens with Forethought – a section of short pieces that typically pack a lot of punch in a page or less each. I am always tempted to write about each of them but I’d have to blog daily to hit these in addition to everything else that’s potentially relevant to […]

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Health

What Can Tata Motors Teach Health Care Leaders

Everyone’s abuzz about the Tata Nano. The world’s cheapest car is taking India, and the world, by storm. It’s partly about the car and partly about the design and marketing process that led to this revolutionary vehicle. Leveraging the wundercar’s impending launch, Business Week (on March 18, 2009) asked the critical question in its eponymous […]

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Hair Care

Protecting Your Edges and Your Hair Line

Hair Weaves can help your hair grow and is often worn as a protective style.  Many women wear human hair extensions to give their hair a break from chemicals and heat.  However, while taking a break from damaging chemicals and heat, many women neglect their hairline or their edges. The hairline needs special attention and […]

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Health

Health Care Leaders Should Preserve R&D; Spending in Down Times

R&D; Spending Holds Steady in Slump, appearing in the April 6 Wall Street Journal, chronicles the benefits of continued corporate investment in research and development during down economic cycles. In this page one article, authors Justin Scheck and Paul Glader observe that: “Big R&D; spenders say they’ve learned from past downturns that they must invest […]

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